DIY Apron

  I love aprons. I always wear one when I am in the kitchen, they are so handy. I am not much for lace and frills, atleast not on an every day basis. Sometimes, a girl feels more comfortable in flannel than lace, you know? Inspiration struck when I spotted this Duluth Trading flannel shirt in the thrift store. This men’s shirt was XXL HUGE but I loved it. Duluth makes a great quality product and I knew this item had lots of life left in it, a good candidate for an Upcycled project. I began by pinning a piece of bias tape to the shirt on the dress form. I knew I wanted to remove the arms, shoulders and upper back of the shirt. I pinned the tape on the shirt into the desired design, then removed the shirt to cut it. When cutting a ready made garment, it generally works best to match and pin seams together. Start by folding it in half matching side seams, neck, shoulder seams and hem. This is important to get two exact copies of your design. Cut along the bias tape, leaving 1/2″ seam allowance. I also cut the shirt at center back to make the sides of the apron. This is how it turned out! I love it! This is my DIY Apron for when I do all my messy projects! Here are some tips: For the neck area, I left the collar intact and cut away the shoulders, upper back and back yoke. I removed the Duluth label at theā€¦
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